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NEXT ISSUE ISO INSIDER SPECIAL REPORT STANDARDS FOR SERVICESCarbon footprint The future of to organizations affectedof products management system by the current financial certification turmoil impacting the world Improving theISO is to begin work in Jan- economy ? The Report will quality ofuary 2009 on a new standard What is the future of man- comprise perspectives from tourism inon the carbon footprint of agement system certifica- a selection of certification Trinidad andproducts. A completion date tion, including its relevance bodies around the world. Tobagoof March 2011 is expected. Itis to provide requirements The Trinidad and Toba-for the quantification and go Tourism Certificationcommunication of green- Programme(TTTIC) is play-house gases (GHGs) associ- ing a crucial role in improv-ated with goods and services. ing the quality of productsIt will provide tools to quan- and services offered by thetify the carbon footprint and tourism industry therebyharmonize methodologies ensuring best value forfor communicating the car- money experiences to itsbon footprint information, customers. This programmeas well as provide guidance is based on three nationalfor this communication. standards developed by the Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards (TTBS).Carbon footprintsand everyday life INTERNATIONALSo far, policies on GHG emis- Global IS-BAO business ness Aircraft Operations ” tosion reductions do not much aviation standard raise operating safety andconcern people’s everyday incorporates ISO 9001 efficiency. Incorporating ISOlives and consumption habits. 9001:2000-related concepts has Business aviation is growingTo change this, the concept strengthened the standard and fast. In response, the Inter-of carbon footprinting goods made it a “ m inimum must ” national Business Aviation Quality managementand services is becoming for today’s business aviationmore and more in vogue, Council developed the “ Inter- applied to crops operators. national Standard for Busi-rightly to make people con- One of the latest ISO 9001scious of the GHG emissions spin-offs is ISO 22006,“ idden in the life cyle of the h ” Quality management sys-products they consume. Sev- tems – Guidelines for theeral emerging approaches to application of ISO 9001 incalculate the carbon footprint crop production. It providesof products exists and the first guidance for individuals,carbon labels emphasize the cooperatives and compa-real necessity of a reliable, nies wishing to apply ISOunique and international 9001 principles to agricul-calculation method. tural practices.